The General Conference oversees a number of institutions and organizations around the world. The majority, though not all, of these organizations are in the healthcare or education field. What they all have in common is their ability to further the Adventist Promise to help people understand the Bible to find freedom, healing and hope in Jesus.
- Corporations, and Other Organizations
ADRA (Humanitarian Aid)
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the humanitarian arm of the Adventist Church. It’s how we, as Adventists, try to be a good neighbor to those in need. ADRA takes a long-term view of disaster relief and development, helping communities struck by tragedy for the long haul. ADRA has country and regional offices all over the world and aims to help individuals and communities through a strong network of human, financial, material and technical resources to improve the future of those in special need of assistance.
Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS)
The Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) is a Seventh-day Adventist graduate school located in Silang, Cavite, in the Philippines. AIIAS offers graduate degrees in Business, Education and Public Health. It also has a seminary for theological studies. The institution is both locally and internationally accredited. The AIIAS Division of Online Learning allows master’s students to earn their degrees entirely online. AIIAS serves the world membership of the Adventist Church by providing excellent, affordable further education to prepare church workers for service.
Andrews University is the oldest Seventh-day Adventist educational institution. It was founded in 1874 as Battle Creek College and moved to its current location in Berrien Springs, Michigan in 1901. It is regarded as the flagship university of the Church. Andrews is made up of eight schools or colleges and students can pursue 130 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate majors. Andrews University is home to the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary and provides valuable theological resources and training to the world church. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA).
Adventist University Of Africa
With its headquarters located in Nairobi, Kenya, Adventist University of Africa features both a graduate school and a seminary. The institution was founded in 2005 and offers degrees in Theology, Leadership, Business Administration, Applied Computer Science and Public Health. Adventist University Of Africa has a number of extension campuses across the African continent. The university provides a vital service to the fast-growing educational needs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Africa.
Loma Linda University
Best known for its medical school, Loma Linda University (LLU) is a Seventh-day Adventist health sciences university in Loma Linda, California. The General Conference institution has eight schools and graduate-level offerings of over 100 degrees and programs. The university is a powerful training ground for Adventist health professionals that go on to serve around the world. LLU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Corporations, and Other Organizations
Adventist Accrediting Association
Adventist Health International
Adventist Heritage Ministry
Adventist Risk Management
Adventist Risk Management helps take care of unforseen problems that take place at Adventist institutions. It aims to minimize risk in the Adventist Church through the deployment of a number of real-world solutions. ARM provides Adventist workers and institutions with risk control services including relevant consultation and education, property/casualty services, personal risk services and the handling of health care claims. This department aims to help prevent oversights that can result in expensive accidents down the line.
Adventist World Radio
Adventist World Radio harnesses the power of radio to fulfil the Adventist Promise of helping people understand the Bible to find freedom, healing and hope in Jesus. The goal of AWR is to broadcast to the hardest-to-reach people groups in their own languages despite the political, geographic or other boundaries that often get in the way. AWR aims to eventually broadcast in over 200 languages globally. Already, AWR broadcasts programming in over 80 major languages.
Biblical Research Institute
The Biblical Research Institute exists to help people to understand the Bible to find freedom, healing and hope in Jesus. This resource center offers a wealth of information for anyone with questions about Biblical doctrine and theology. The team of researchers at the BRI is able to do specialized study on the Bible’s answers to difficult questions. The center also serves as a teaching resource for pastors and publishes books on various topics.
Geoscience Research Institute
Where did we come from and how did we get here? The question of human origins has been of interest to people for millennia. The Geoscience Research Institute studies nature with the purpose of discovering the underlying harmony between science and the Bible. Its researchers have helped uncover fascinating truths about human origins that are taught in the Bible and supported by the physical record as found in nature.
Television is a great way to help people understand the Bible to find freedom healing and hope in Jesus. Hope Channel harnesses the strength of a global network of both mainstream and web-only TV channels to reach people with relevant, Bible-focused messages, presented in local languages. Hope Channel’s goal is to use cutting-edge technology to share the good news of God’s love with everyone on the planet.The network aims to share God’s message of healing for mind, body, spirit, family and community.
International Religious Liberty Association
Helping people of all faiths, the non-sectarian, non-governmental International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) was set up by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This body is represented in the United Nations offices in New York and Geneva and
it actively participates in the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Ellen G. White Estate, Inc.
Named by the Smithsonian magazine as one of the “100 Most Significant Americans of All Time,” Ellen G. White was one of the co-founders of the Adventist Church. Although she only received a third grade education, she is the most translated female non-fiction author in history and the most translated non-fiction American author of either gender. The Ellen G. White estate is instrumental in the preservation and publication of her literary works that span topics from Bible teaching to healthy living. The White estate coordinates translation of White’s writings and is continuously expanding access to them through innovative print and digital channels.